A very unique opportunity came my way recently. Samuel, an accomplished violinist, was preparing several pieces to perform at the beginning of his wedding reception in Burlingame, and he needed an accompanist. I gladly accepted the chance to dig into some classical music, which I grew up playing but rarely get asked to play at my gigs.
Samuel and I met several times prior to his big day to rehearse the four songs he chose: Edward Elgar’s love ballad “Salut d’amour,” the intense “Praeludium and Allegro” and the playful “Schon Rosmarin” both by Frtiz Kreisler, and a Korean tune called “Longing for Geumjeong Mountain.”
The repertoire was challenging, but after three rehearsals we were both ready. The performance went over very well and it was an honor to play in front of Samuel and Colleen’s closest family and friends.